In the left’s ginned up mass hysteria over gun control, they are now targeting businesses that previously supported the NRA. This time, it’s car rental companies and banks. Last week’s Parkland, Florida high school massacre has leveraged the left’s hate to pressure these companies into cutting ties with the NRA. And it’s working. There’s a boycott out there against Amazon as well for streaming NRA TV. Now, they’ve hit Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo and National for giving discounts to NRA members. All three bowed to pressure and ditched the NRA and their members. No more discounts. But they may find that backfires as there are millions of gun owners out there that will now boycott them for doing that. It works both ways.
Personally, I will not rent cars from them again. And I service clientele all over the globe. We will look elsewhere for car rental service. Enterprise caved far too easily to the gun grabbers. The NRA had no part of last week’s shooting and it was the shooter and those that failed to stop him that are to blame here. This is inexcusable. I don’t believe in boycotts, but I’m more than willing to make an exception in this case. There has been massive blowback to Enterprise over this. It’s probably not the response they thought they would get, but it’s the one they deserve.
Thank you for contacting us! All three of our brands have ended the discount for NRA members. This change will be effective March 26. Thank you again for reaching out. Kind regards, Michael
— EnterpriseRentACar (@enterprisecares) February 23, 2018
Just to be abundantly clear here, what Enterprise and others are doing is not punishing the NRA. It is punishing their membership. Americans who don’t agree with the left are the ones truly being targeted here. And in the end it will be these companies themselves that are punished because this is going to bite them in the ass. Enterprise should not have even responded to this. Now, they’ll pay a massive price for politicizing their business. This would have blown over shortly, but now… it’s forever. They just insulted millions of Americans and alienated their customer base while doing so. Idiots. If Enterprise was looking to make a statement about gun violence, punishing their customers was not the way to do it.
This is a typical fascist tactic employed by the left. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. It was originally popularized by Media Matters, the George Soros-funded, David Brock-led organization dedicated to forwarding Hillary Clinton’s political agenda; Media Matters astroturfed boycott campaigns against talk show hosts as well as the American Legislative Exchange Counsel for its connections with conservative businesses. These are communists and this is part and parcel of their playbook.
These companies have business relationships w/ the @NRA@Fedex @TrueCar @Hertz @Avis @Budget @LifeLock @Enterprise @Alamo @NationalCares @life_line @NortonOnline @alliedvl @SimpliSafe @starkeycares @Manageurid @eHealth @Teladoc @northAmericanVL
Spread the word to demand change!
— Ed Krassenstein ? (@EdKrassen) February 22, 2018
This will not generate support for gun-control. But it will separate us even more as both sides dig in. As Ben Shapiro wrote this morning, that was the point. For the Left, good policy isn’t the aim. It’s the demonization of pro-gun conservatives that matters. The three companies are owned by Enterprise Holdings Inc. All three gave public notice via Twitter that the discount program for NRA members will end next month. The battle lines are being drawn by these radicals and Americans will not give up their Second Amendment rights without one hell of a fight. When queried on the NRA, in each case, Enterprise Holdings said, “We ended the program, effective March 26.” They’ve made their bed, now they can lie in it.
In addition to Enterprise, First National Bank of Omaha, the nation’s largest privately owned bank, also announced on Thursday that it would end its contract with the NRA for a branded VISA card. They are now being boycotted as well.
The left and celebrities are rejoicing over all this. Michael Moore has even gone so far as to call the NRA a “terrorist organization.” Their meme currently is, “NRA Blood On Your Hands.” Catchy AND moronic AND a total lie. Think Progress suggested there are “at least 22 corporations that the NRA says offer incentives to NRA members.” And they are going after all of them. It remains to be seen how many will fold and how fast, but conservatives are bracing themselves for a fight here. A spokesperson confirmed this morning that Enterprise’s NRA partnership will end next month. Rival car rental brands Hertz, Avis and Budget are still listed on the NRA website. Those brands did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Hopefully, they aren’t as stupid as Enterprise. I guess we’ll see.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 23, 2018
Thanks for contacting us. We ended the program – effective March 26. https://t.co/tRdHdoevfT
— EnterpriseRentACar (@enterprisecares) February 23, 2018
Thanks for contacting us. We ended the program – effective March 26. https://t.co/gwYeQR3xAh
— Alamo Rent A Car (@alamocares) February 23, 2018
Thanks for contacting us. We ended the program – effective March 26. https://t.co/BMqcoac4s2
— National Car Rental (@nationalcares) February 23, 2018
Well eff you too! We’ll never use Enterprise again.
FTR…I didn’t even use your discount.#NRA Lifetime member ??
— NormalDawn (@noprezzie2012) February 23, 2018
I am now ending my relationship with EnterpriseRentACar.
— dcal4570 (@dcal4570) February 23, 2018
Well I guess I will be severing all relations with your company.
— M Kevin Moore (@MKMOOREDisaster) February 23, 2018
Thanks for reminding me why I'll be using Turo from here on. ???
— Paul Nehlen (@adamciferri) February 23, 2018
Conservatives can play the same game.
— Kingsley Zissou (@RonPaul4Eva) February 23, 2018
Thanks for letting me know. I will no longer rent from a company that actively avoid supporting the bill of rights.
— Dirigo Law (@DirigoLaw) February 23, 2018
You all do realize that other companies will step in to replace National right? If just 10% of NRA members rent a car once a month, thats a $24 million per year gain.
— NorthTexasConsulting (@notxconsulting) February 23, 2018
It is unfortunate that your rental companies have fallen victim to a group who cares not about safety, but about condemning safe, trained citizens protecting their neighbors and loved ones. Effective immediately, My 2 companies have cancelled accounts with your rental agencies.
— MaryS Garmon-Ritchie (@MarySGarmon) February 23, 2018
Customer feedback has caused us to review our relationship with the NRA. As a result, First National Bank of Omaha will not renew its contract with the National Rifle Association to issue the NRA Visa Card.
— First National Bank (@FNBOmaha) February 22, 2018
The NRA is a terrorist organization. The media should speak of the NRA in the same way they do ISIS. Total ISIS-inspired deaths in US = 79. Thanks to the NRA & the politicians they buy, we’ve had 1.2 MILLION American gun deaths since John Lennon was shot dead in NYC #NRAKillsKids
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) February 23, 2018
This is what the #NRA stands for. Are you going to continue sponsoring their efforts to stall legislation that could save children's lives?https://t.co/RYr5msIhyO#NRABloodOnYourHands pic.twitter.com/UDoxaARCcb
— Tim Peacock (@TimAPeacock) February 23, 2018
Please let me know which company grants you that credit card so I can dump my FNB card and do business with a company that supports civil rights.
An ex- FNB customer
— Brian Carey (@brianmcarey) February 22, 2018
I have been a longtime cardholder, but will be looking to see who supports @NRA and switching cards.
— Brenda #IStandWithGenFlynn (@DEn8tive77) February 23, 2018
Great. Thank you for letting me know where you stand so I know never to do business with your company.
— john_carnell (@john_carnell) February 22, 2018
Returning my current enterprise rental after seeing this. You had my business for 30 days. I’ll be ending it 22 days early.
— Christmas Red (@jswifty250) February 23, 2018
What are your other two brands? We need to know so we can boycot them all.
— Sheeplekind (@IChooseFakeNews) February 23, 2018
What a shame. I will no longer rent cars from this company. Punishing law abiding citizens for a criminal act committed by a sick person does not make sense. How sad this has turned into a political issue.
— Andrea (@Andrea30703573) February 23, 2018
I will no longer do business with you and I'm not even a member of the NRA!
Misguided anger leads to stupid decisions
Congrats on being stupid
— Angela Schwan (@schwan_angela) February 23, 2018
— American Templar (@Modern_Templar) February 23, 2018
I'll be cancelling all my enterprise reservations.
— RealNotimportant (@Realunimportant) February 23, 2018
Which other two brands will I no longer be doing business with?
Enquiring minds need to know.
If you're more interested in splashy headlines than supporting my rights as an American, then it's also my right to assure you never see another dime of my money
— MDKramer (@MDKramer01) February 23, 2018
This never turns out well. When a private sector company takes a political position. I am not a NRA member but I'll be taking my free market self elsewhere henceforth.
— Teri Peters (@hipEchik) February 23, 2018
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